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NAME

       dcmmkdir - Create a DICOMDIR file

SYNOPSIS

       dcmmkdir [options] [dcmfile-in...]

DESCRIPTION

       The  dcmmkdir  utility  creates  a DICOMDIR file from the specified referenced DICOM files
       according to the DICOM Part 11 Media Storage Application Profiles.

       Currently the following profiles are supported (others might be added later):

       · General Purpose CD-R Interchange (STD-GEN-CD)
       · General Purpose Interchange on DVD-RAM Media (STD-GEN-DVD-RAM)
       · General Purpose DVD with Compression Interchange (STD-GEN-DVD-JPEG/J2K)
       · General Purpose MIME Interchange (STD-GEN-MIME)
       · General  Purpose  USB  and  Flash  Memory   with   Compression   Interchange   (STD-GEN-
         USB/MMC/CF/SD-JPEG/J2K)
       · DVD Interchange with MPEG2 MP@ML (STD-DVD-MPEG2-MPML)
       · Basic Cardiac X-Ray Angiographic Studies on CD-R Media (STD-XABC-CD)
       · 1024 X-Ray Angiographic Studies on CD-R Media (STD-XA1K-CD)
       · 1024 X-Ray Angiographic Studies on DVD Media (STD-XA1K-DVD)
       · Dental Radiograph Interchange (STD-DEN-CD)
       · CT/MR Studies on various Media (STD-CTMR-xxxx)
       · Ultrasound Single Frame for Image Display (STD-US-ID-SF-xxxx)
       · Ultrasound Single Frame with Spatial Calibration (STD-US-SC-SF-xxxx)
       · Ultrasound Single Frame with Combined Calibration (STD-US-CC-SF-xxxx)
       · Ultrasound Single & Multi-Frame for Image Display (STD-US-ID-MF-xxxx)
       · Ultrasound Single & Multi-Frame with Spatial Calibration (STD-US-SC-MF-xxxx)
       · Ultrasound Single & Multi-Frame with Combined Calibration (STD-US-CC-MF-xxxx)
       · 12-lead ECG Interchange on Diskette (STD-WVFM-ECG-FD)
       · Hemodynamic Waveform Interchange on Diskette (STD-WVFM-HD-FD)
       This  tool  extends  dcmgpdir  which  can  only create General Purpose DICOMDIR files. The
       default behaviour of dcmmkdir (with --general-purpose) is equivalent to that of dcmgpdir.

PARAMETERS

       dcmfile-in  referenced DICOM file

OPTIONS

   general options
         -h    --help
                 print this help text and exit

               --version
                 print version information and exit

               --arguments
                 print expanded command line arguments

         -q    --quiet
                 quiet mode, print no warnings and errors

         -v    --verbose
                 verbose mode, print processing details

         -d    --debug
                 debug mode, print debug information

         -ll   --log-level  [l]evel: string constant
                 (fatal, error, warn, info, debug, trace)
                 use level l for the logger

         -lc   --log-config  [f]ilename: string
                 use config file f for the logger
   input options
       DICOMDIR identifiers:

         +D    --output-file  [f]ilename: string
                 generate specific DICOMDIR file
                 (default: DICOMDIR in current directory)

         +F    --fileset-id  [i]d: string (default: DCMTK_MEDIA_DEMO)
                 use specific file set ID

         +R    --descriptor  [f]ilename: string
                 add a file set descriptor file ID
                 (e.g. README, default: no descriptor)

         +C    --char-set  [c]harset: string
                 add a specific character set for descriptor
                 (default: "ISO_IR 100" if descriptor present)

       reading:

         +id   --input-directory  [d]irectory: string
                 read referenced DICOM files from directory d
                 (default for --recurse: current directory)

         -m    --keep-filenames
                 expect filenames to be in DICOM format (default)

         +m    --map-filenames
                 map to DICOM filenames (lowercase->uppercase,
                 and remove trailing period)

         -r    --no-recurse
                 do not recurse within directories (default)

         +r    --recurse
                 recurse within filesystem directories

         +p    --pattern  [p]attern: string (only with --recurse)
                 pattern for filename matching (wildcards)

                 # possibly not available on all systems
   processing options
       consistency check:

         -W    --no-consistency-check
                 do not check files for consistency

         +W    --warn-inconsist-files
                 warn about inconsistent files (default)

         -a    --abort-inconsist-file
                 abort on first inconsistent file

       type 1 attributes:

         -I    --strict
                 exit with error if DICOMDIR type 1 attributes
                 are missing in DICOM file (default)

         +I    --invent
                 invent DICOMDIR type 1 attributes if missing in DICOM file

         +Ipi  --invent-patient-id
                 invent new PatientID in case of inconsistent
                 PatientName attributes

       other checks:

         +Nrs  --allow-retired-sop
                 allow retired SOP classes defined in previous editions
                 of the DICOM standard

         -Nxc  --no-xfer-check
                 do not reject images with non-standard transfer syntax
                 (just warn)

         -Nec  --no-encoding-check
                 do not reject images with non-standard pixel encoding
                 (just warn)

         -Nrc  --no-resolution-check
                 do not reject images with non-standard spatial resolution
                 (just warn)

       icon images:

         +X    --add-icon-image
                 add monochrome icon image on IMAGE level
                 (default for cardiac profiles)

         -Xs   --icon-image-size  [s]ize: integer (1..128)
                 width and height of the icon image (in pixel)
                 (fixed: 128 for XA, 64 for CT/MR profile)

         -Xi   --icon-file-prefix  [p]refix: string
                 use PGM image 'prefix'+'dcmfile-in' as icon
                 (default: create icon from DICOM image)

         -Xd   --default-icon  [f]ilename: string
                 use specified PGM image if icon cannot be
                 created automatically (default: black image)
   output options
       profiles:

         -Pgp  --general-purpose
                 General Purpose Interchange on CD-R or
                 DVD-RAM Media (STD-GEN-CD/DVD-RAM, default)

         -Pdv  --general-purpose-dvd
                 General Purpose DVD with Compression Interchange
                 (STD-GEN-DVD-JPEG/J2K)

         -Pmi  --general-purpose-mime
                 General Purpose MIME Interchange (STD-GEN-MIME)

         -Pfl  --usb-and-flash
                 General Purpose USB/Flash Memory with Compression
                 Interchange (STD-GEN-USB/MMC/CF/SD-JPEG/J2K)

         -Pmp  --mpeg2-mpml-dvd
                 DVD Interchange with MPEG2 Main Profile @ Main
                 Level (STD-DVD-MPEG2-MPML)

         -Pbc  --basic-cardiac
                 Basic Cardiac X-Ray Angiographic Studies on
                 CD-R Media (STD-XABC-CD)

         -Pxa  --xray-angiographic
                 1024 X-Ray Angiographic Studies on CD-R Media
                 (STD-XA1K-CD)

         -Pxd  --xray-angiographic-dvd
                 1024 X-Ray Angiographic Studies on DVD Media
                 (STD-XA1K-DVD)

         -Pde  --dental-radiograph
                 Dental Radiograph Interchange (STD-DEN-CD)

         -Pcm  --ct-and-mr
                 CT/MR Studies (STD-CTMR-xxxx)

         -Pus  --ultrasound-id-sf
                 Ultrasound Single Frame for Image Display
                 (STD-US-ID-SF-xxxx)

               --ultrasound-sc-sf
                 Ultrasound Single Frame with Spatial
                 Calibration (STD-US-SC-SF-xxxx)

               --ultrasound-cc-sf
                 Ultrasound Single Frame with Combined
                 Calibration (STD-US-CC-SF-xxxx)

         -Pum  --ultrasound-id-mf
                 Ultrasound Single & Multi-Frame for Image
                 Display (STD-US-ID-MF-xxxx)

               --ultrasound-sc-mf
                 Ultrasound Single & Multi-Frame with Spatial
                 Calibration (STD-UD-SC-MF-xxxx)

               --ultrasound-cc-mf
                 Ultrasound Single & Multi-Frame with Combined
                 Calibration (STD-UD-CC-MF-xxxx)

         -Pec  --12-lead-ecg
                 12-lead ECG Interchange on Diskette
                 (STD-WVFM-ECG-FD)

         -Phd  --hemodynamic-waveform
                 Hemodynamic Waveform Interchange on Diskette
                 (STD-WVFM-HD-FD)

       writing:

         -A    --replace
                 replace existing DICOMDIR (default)

         +A    --append
                 append to existing DICOMDIR

         +U    --update
                 update existing DICOMDIR

         -w    --discard
                 do not write out DICOMDIR

         -nb   --no-backup
                 do not create a backup of existing DICOMDIR

       post-1993 value representations:

         +u    --enable-new-vr
                 enable support for new VRs (UN/UT) (default)

         -u    --disable-new-vr
                 disable support for new VRs, convert to OB

       group length encoding:

         -g    --group-length-remove
                 write without group length elements (default)

         +g    --group-length-create
                 write with group length elements

       length encoding in sequences and items:

         +e    --length-explicit
                 write with explicit lengths (default)

         -e    --length-undefined
                 write with undefined lengths

NOTES

       All files specified on the  command  line  (or  discovered  by  recursivly  examining  the
       contents  of  directories  with the +r option) are first evaluated for their compatibility
       with the specified Media Storage Application Profile (Part  11).  Only  appropriate  files
       encoded  using one of the allowed Transfer Syntaxes will be accepted. Files having invalid
       filenames will be rejected (the rules can be relaxed via the  +m  option).  Files  missing
       required attributes will be rejected (the +I option can relax this behaviour).
       A DICOMDIR file will only be constructed if all files have passed initial tests.
       The  dcmmkdir  utility also allows to append new entries to and to update existing entries
       in a DICOMDIR file. Using option +A new entries are only appended to  the  DICOMDIR,  i.e.
       existing  records  like  the ones for PATIENT information are not updated. Using option +U
       also existing records are updated according to the information  found  in  the  referenced
       DICOM  files. Please note that this update process might be slower than just appending new
       entries. However, it makes sure that additional  information  that  is  required  for  the
       selected application profile is also added to existing records.
       The  support  for  icon  images  is  currently restricted to monochrome images. This might
       change in the future. Till then, color images are  automatically  converted  to  grayscale
       mode.  The  icon size is 128*128 pixels for the cardiac profiles (as required by the DICOM
       standard) and 64*64 for all others.

LOGGING

       The level of logging output of the various command line tools and underlying libraries can
       be specified by the user. By default, only errors and warnings are written to the standard
       error stream. Using option --verbose also informational messages like  processing  details
       are  reported.  Option  --debug  can be used to get more details on the internal activity,
       e.g. for debugging purposes. Other logging levels can  be  selected  using  option  --log-
       level.  In  --quiet mode only fatal errors are reported. In such very severe error events,
       the application will usually terminate. For more details on the different logging  levels,
       see documentation of module 'oflog'.
       In  case  the logging output should be written to file (optionally with logfile rotation),
       to syslog (Unix) or the  event  log  (Windows)  option  --log-config  can  be  used.  This
       configuration  file also allows for directing only certain messages to a particular output
       stream and for filtering certain messages based on the module or  application  where  they
       are generated. An example configuration file is provided in <etcdir>/logger.cfg).

COMMAND LINE

       All  command line tools use the following notation for parameters: square brackets enclose
       optional values (0-1), three trailing dots  indicate  that  multiple  values  are  allowed
       (1-n), a combination of both means 0 to n values.
       Command  line  options  are  distinguished  from  parameters by a leading '+' or '-' sign,
       respectively. Usually, order and position of command line options are arbitrary (i.e. they
       can  appear anywhere). However, if options are mutually exclusive the rightmost appearance
       is used. This behaviour conforms to the standard evaluation rules of common Unix shells.
       In addition, one or more command files can be specified using an '@' sign as a  prefix  to
       the  filename  (e.g.  @command.txt). Such a command argument is replaced by the content of
       the corresponding text file (multiple whitespaces are treated as a single separator unless
       they appear between two quotation marks) prior to any further evaluation. Please note that
       a command file cannot contain another command file. This  simple  but  effective  approach
       allows  to  summarize  common  combinations  of  options/parameters and avoids longish and
       confusing command lines (an example is provided in file <datadir>/dumppat.txt).

ENVIRONMENT

       The dcmmkdir utility will attempt  to  load  DICOM  data  dictionaries  specified  in  the
       DCMDICTPATH environment variable. By default, i.e. if the DCMDICTPATH environment variable
       is not set, the file <datadir>/dicom.dic will be loaded unless  the  dictionary  is  built
       into the application (default for Windows).
       The  default  behaviour  should be preferred and the DCMDICTPATH environment variable only
       used when alternative data dictionaries are required. The DCMDICTPATH environment variable
       has  the  same  format  as  the  Unix  shell PATH variable in that a colon (':') separates
       entries. On Windows systems, a semicolon (';') is used as a separator. The data dictionary
       code  will attempt to load each file specified in the DCMDICTPATH environment variable. It
       is an error if no data dictionary can be loaded.

SEE ALSO

       dcmgpdir(1)

COPYRIGHT

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